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Cambodian Community Day Festival

The festival is tomorrow!! Remember to look for the yellow happy face balloon to locate me, or look at the schedule mentioned earlier. You can also contact me at[masked] if you need help locating the group.
Update 2 Tips to make the festival a little more enjoyable: 1. Bring a light blanket or something to sit on for a picnic style lunch and to watch the performances. 2. Stay cool and hydrated, bring water and sun protection. 3. Credit cards will be accepted by some craft vendors but food-wise, bring cash. Also for the ease of carpool arrangements. If you're offering a ride or looking for a ride, please complete the
carpool list.
Update 1 Alright folks, the festival is coming up this Sunday and the event's schedule is finally up!! Here's a listing of what I plan to attend:
12:00 PM Cambodian Traditional Music: The Mohori Phirum Ensemble
1:00 PM Lunch
1:30 PM Cambodian Classical Dances
2:30 PM Traditional Wedding Ceremony
3:00 PM Chhay-Yam Procession
3:15 PM Live Band & Social Dancing Visit the festival's website for the
full schedule. You're welcome to join me for the full day or parts of the day. Come and go as you please, the festival officially ends at 6 pm.
I will have my "yellow happy face" balloon with me the entire time. I will send out my contact info later for those needing to locate us. The closest metro to the park is Van Dorn. Use
WMATA and Alexandria's
DASH for public transporation planning (DASH Transit #8 should get you there). Parking is limited, carpooling and public transportation is highly suggested. Offering a ride or needing a ride? Please post in the comments and arrange it amongst yourselves. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Come out and enjoy a fun learning experience of the Cambodian culture through artistic performances, cultural and craft exhibitions and of course festive foods! Cultural exhibitions explore into the different regions of Cambodia while stage performances include a variety of traditional folk music and dances. For more info, check out the festival
flyer.

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  • A former member
    A former member

    Thanks to everyone who organized that event and als Sarann I appreciated that u make me volunteer :) Thanks

    August 23, 2010

  • 2N

    Fun times!! Thanks to everyone for braving the weather and even staying after the pouring rain! Hopefully you've walked away with a little more knowledge of Cambodian culture, made some new friends and possibly some new dance skills for future use! :D

    August 23, 2010

  • A former member
    A former member

    Thanks to Ozlem, Monique & the rest of the meet-up crew who hung out at the Kids Face painting area & shared your artistic skills with the kids! Hope everyone had fun--and dried up after the storm! : )

    August 23, 2010

  • Michael L.

    great event with a great organizer!

    August 23, 2010

  • ChunsaGongju

    Lewis- Yeah it's kindof long story/joke between friends(had the nickname since I was 16 I am 29 now) Chunsa-Angel Gongju-Princess=

    August 22, 2010

  • Lewis

    I'm def goin - waited three years to have Cambodian food again! Chunsa - is your name a korean reference ("angel something")?? just wondering ;)

    August 22, 2010

  • ChunsaGongju

    Just a warning for those who have not attended before everything is fairly open so if it really looks like rain bring a umbrella or something cos there will be no place to hide...I will be there(have to carry a flag for CBSCG)- So if anyone sees a redheaded white girl all dressed in Khmer clothes (green) that would be me.

    August 22, 2010

  • Ivan

    I was looking at the time and the sunlight... Looks kinda gloomy outside. Who's going?

    August 22, 2010

  • Carol

    we should watch the weather its gonna be thunderstorms in afternoon :/

    August 22, 2010

  • A former member
    A former member

    I live in Annandale, right next to Inova Hospital. Lewis, if you still want to carpool, hit me up at[masked]-2572. Or anyone willing to carpool, just call.

    August 21, 2010

  • Lewis

    Anybody up for carpooling from the Fairfax/Falls Church/nearby area for around a 1:00-arrival time (i could drive)?

    August 21, 2010

  • 2N

    Steve, there is no official shuttle for the festival. Limited parking is available in the park's parking lots, additional side parking will be allowed. Another option is to park at Van Dorn Metro and take the DASH bus to the park. For everyone, if possible, please try to carpool and help out another member who needs a ride!

    August 18, 2010

  • A former member
    A former member

    I'm involved w/this festival organiz. and we are looking for volunteers, to help paint kids faces. You don't have to be a recognized starving artist, just be a wanta-be artist, creative & cool with the kids. Sign up for 1 - 1 1/2 hr time slots. Contact me if you're interested: [masked]
    Even if you can't volunteer, come and enjoy the festival anyways! --and stop by and say hello to the artists : )

    August 16, 2010

  • A former member
    A former member

    Oh dear. It had to be on my birthday of all days. Well, I'll have to think about it for now.

    July 9, 2010

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